The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, April 13, 2015

All about the bass... uh, tuba

The tubas players in Oaxaca are totally killer.... meaning they are just the best.  Each has a different personality and they are always the driving force behind any good bands sound.  This player from Los Magueyitos from Matatlan, the very heart of mezcal country.  They were playing in the zocalo in Tlacolula yesterday and I did record them, but to say they were loud would be an understatement.  Loud enough for a good rave, but people were just sitting quietly and listening to some really hot music.
Here's the tuba player warming up. 

He had a nice mic on him and his low notes made my body vibrate!
Be sure to check out Casa Colibri's shots of the festivities.

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